Before the Chains: Tracing Black American Roots Back to Senegambia in Africa

Explore our project ‘4,000 Years of African American History’ in this compelling video. This Black History Month connect past and present by rediscovering the stories of African ancestors.” Journey through Senegambia’s rich heritage to uncover the deep roots of Black American history. Witness the resilience and cultural richness that predates the transatlantic slave trade and shaped a legacy.

Topics: Senegambia 1st century AD • Senegambia & Ghana Empire • under the Mali Empire • Jolof independence • Slavery in Africa vs USA • Arab Slave Trade • Europe comes to West Africa

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